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RE: New adoption biting and chewing fingers

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Posted by: markg at Mon Apr 6 14:37:27 2020  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

Note that with milksnakes and kingsnakes - there is no guarantee of never receiving a bite. Some individuals, bloodlines and localities are more flighty than others. Also, some can bite as a feed response. Is the snake hungry? In Spring they can typically want to eat alot, then taper down to Summer. It could be that your snake is simply hungry.

Don't fall for those "feed once per week" caresheet guidelines. Feed when they are hungry but be mindful of their body weight, etc. In time you will be better able to read the snake's behavior.

Lastly, milksnakes as a whole tend to not like to be held. There are a few species that are quite tractable, but most are not comfortable with it. Keep handling to a minimum - you can do it, just do not overdo the time in any handling session.


   

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